Can Do Cover
   
Talkin' Trash Newsletter
Volume 17- Issue 1
Tri-County Resource & Waste Management Council




Providing recycling news for communities,
businesses and schools
  

In the Newsletter
TCR&WMC Receives Grant Funding
2013 Illinois Electronics Summit
Must Do Dates...
Where to Take Unwanted CFLs. Meds and Batteries
Plea
TCR&WMC Receives $10,000 in Grant Awards 
Grant will fund new e-cycling advertising 

Fulton, Henderson, McDonough, Mercer and Warren counties will each be receiving $2,000 in grant funding for public education materials on electronic recycling. Funding is provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. 

Solid Waste Coordinator Chad Braatz was successful in writing the grants for the counties. The Western Illinois Regional Council will produce the materials and media. Watch and listen for upcoming announcements on new recycling options for electronics. 
 
2013 Illinois Electronics Summit:  
Recycling Challenges & Solutions 
Summit rev.
Last year's successful Summit prompted the two organizations  
to continue its educational information on electronic recycling
this year.
 
The Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Association (ILCSWMA) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) are proud to host the second annual Illinois Electronics Summit: Recycling Challenges & Solutions.  The summit will be held on April 30, 2013 at the Holiday Inn & Hotel Conference Center in Joliet from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  This year's keynote address will be delivered by Jason Linnell, National Center for Electronics Recycling.

Last year, 100 attendees representing local and state government, electronics recyclers, waste haulers, and other entities were present in Springfield at the inaugural event. This year's summit promises to be even bigger and better, as it continues to share knowledge and information on electronics recycling in Illinois.  The summit will present the challenges implementing the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, and some of the solutions which are working in Illinois.

For more information and to register, visit ILCSWMA.  You may need to download the PDF registration form to your computer in order to  fill in the blanks.

facility 4

paint barrels
Paint, Paint, and More Paint... 

The Knox County/City of Galesburg Wal-Mart drop-off will begin on May 18 and will continue to run through October, on the third Saturday of each month.
 

"Unwanted residential paint continues to come into the Tri-County Regional Collection Facility (TCRCF) at a steady pace.  That is about to escalate with the beginning of the Wal-Mart drop-off," said Solid Waste Coordinator Chad Braatz.

The TCRCF estimates that in April or May of this year it will meet the one million pound mark for collecting and processing paint.  That is
approximately 125,000 gallons of paint removed from homes and properly treated by the IEPA's Partner for Waste Paint Solutions program.

The facility staff has emptied thousands of individual cans of paint and filled 2,273 fifty gallon IEPA drums for disposal.
 
 

How & Where to Recycle CFLs

C
       
        cfl 4
THE TRI-COUNTY REGIONAL COLLECTION FACILITY
AND THE
FULTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
ARE NOW TAKE CFLs!

Click here for a complete list of drop-off sites in Illinois.

Free CFL Recycling
CFL Disposal Video

Click here for a complete list of drop-off sites in IllinoisArticle Headline
      WHERE TO RECYCLE BATTERIES
       
Batteries
The ends of household batteries need to be taped.
Masking tape works best.

It is not necessary to tape rechargeable batteries.
 To recycle your batteries, go to the following sites:
The Tri-County Resource & Waste Management Council (TCR&WMC) represents and meets the solid waste management needs of incorporated and unincorporated communities in McDonough, Mercer, and Warren counties.  The council's Solid Waste Coordinator provides a comprehensive approach to solid waste issues.  For more information about the TCR&WMC, call 309-331-4782. 
TCR&WMC logo
MUST DO....DATES
TCR&WMC
May 20
Warren County Courthouse/Monmouth
7:00 pm

McDonough Co. Law & Legal Committee

April 1
May 6
June 4
McDonough Co.
Courthouse/ Macomb
7:00 pm

Mercer Co. Board

April 2
May 7
June 4
Mercer County
Courthouse/Aledo
7:00 pm

Mercer Co.

Recycling Board

April 25
CES Office/Aledo
7:00 pm

Warren Co. Board

April 17
June 12
Warren County
Courthouse/Monmouth
9:30 am

ILCSWMA 
April 29
Macon County Courthouse
Decatur
11:00 am

Electronic Recycling and Landfill Ban Workshop
April 30 
Joliet Holiday Inn 
Sponsored by ILCSWMA and IEPA
$35
Open to all interested persons.

Township Cleanups
 
Eliza 
April 19 & 20
Swan & Point Pleasant 
April 13
New Salem 
May 3 & 4
Scotland 
May 18

Township Cleanups 
Unconfirmed
 Richland Grove 
April 5 & 6 
Eldorado
April 26 & 27 
Industry
May 10 & 11 
Hale
May 31 & June 1
Macomb
June 7 & 8 
Bethel
June 15 
Preemption
June 21 & 22 
Emmet
June 28 & 29

 

 

WHERE TO TAKE  UNWANTED MEDS FOR FREE DISPOSAL
CFL
CHECK THE LIST BELOW FOR  THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLOSEST TO YOU. TAKE ALL YOUR LOOSE MEDS IN A ZIP LOCK BAG.

Fulton Co. Health Dept.
Canton/309-647-1134

Hancock Co. Health Dept.
Carthage/1-800-422-8218

Henderson Co. Health Dept.
Gladstone/309-627-2812

Knox Co. Health Dept.
Galesburg/309-344-2224

McDonough Co. Health Dept.
Macomb/309-837-9951

Mercer Co. Health Dept.
Aledo/309-582-3761

Schuyler Co. Health Dept.
Rushville/217-322-4734

Warren Co. Health Dept.
Monmouth/309-734-1314

QUICK LINKS

TCR&WMC